K5.12 APOLLO & PYTHON
|Museum Collection||Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|Catalogue No.||Louvre Ca1915|
|Beazley Archive No.||352170|
|Ware||Attic Black Figure (White Ground)|
|Painter||Attributed to the Beldam Class|
|Date||ca 470 B.C.|
Apollo seated on the omphalos stone of Delphi beside the Delphic tripod fires arrows at the monstrous serpent Python, guardian of the shrine. The beast is depicted with a woman's head and breast matching the poet Hesiod's description of the monster Echidna.